After extensive testing and exploring other options, you and your partner may decide to consider donor egg or sperm to achieve the family you desire. Dr. Douglas may suggest one of these options in cases where maternal age, male factor infertility, or genetic issues present problems with conceiving. Understanding donor options can allow you and your partner to make an educated decision about how to proceed on your journey to parenthood.
Trying to get pregnant and dealing with infertility will likely take a toll on you and your partner. The numerous tests, constant waiting, and disappointing cycles can create emotional concerns that you will need to address, but many couples don’t adequately consider the financial impact of infertility. Understanding the costs and formulating a detailed plan will relieve some of your worries so that you can focus your efforts on starting a family.